Experience Hamadori: Iwaki Vegetables, ‘Wakanyosai’ & Somayaki Pottery

Date(s): November 26 (Sat.)

Nagatoshi Shiraishi of Farm Shiraishi can rightly be called the symbol of Iwaki’s energy. Not easily dicouraged and equipped with a carefree smile, his hardworking spirit is infectious. Chef Fukushima (Cross Wonder Dining) turns Shiraishi’s winter vegetables into a new genre, called ‘Wakan-Yosai.’ With the addition of father and son Manabu & Takashi Kondo from the Obori Soma-yaki pottery workshop Toukichirougama, with their unique philosophy, this edition of FoodCamp has a lot going for it!

Farm Shiraishi http://azuma-toyokuni.com/
Cross Wonder Dining https://www.l-marl.jp/
Obori Soma-yaki Toukichi Rougama https://www.toukichirougama.com

Highlights

  • Winter-vegetables Harvesting and Lunch at Shiraishi Farm

    Harvest seasonal winter-vegetables at Shiraishi Farm, such as broccoli, onions, cabbage, daikon, carrot and napa cabbage, and in particular 'Chobei'-Japanese Taro, listed as one Iwaki's brand 'Mukashi-yasai' vegetables. Afterwards, enjoy lunch together with Shiraishi-san and Kondo-san at a particularly large greenhouse built after the tsunami.

  • Collaboration between Chef Fukushima (CROSS WONDER DINING)'s 'Wakanyosai' and Iwaki's Vegetables

    Learn about 'Wakanyosai' prepared at Cross Wonder Dining, the restaurant on the premises of Wonder Farm in Iwaki City. This edition of FoodCamp features a special collaboration with the vegetables of Shiraishi Farm.

  • Climbing Kiln Tour & Pottery Experience

    After the Great East Japan Earthquake, father and son Manabu & Takashi Kondo moved their Obori Soma-yaki pottery workshop 'Toukichi Rougama' from Namie ton Yotsukura (Iwaki), and continue to express and further develop the Soma-yaki craft with their own philosophy. Experience the beauty of Obori Soma-yaki through a visit to the rare climbing kiln, a tour of the workshop, and a pottery class.

 

Cast

Representative, Farm Shiraishi Nagatoshi SHIRAISHI
写真:Nagatoshi SHIRAISHI
Chef, CROSS WONDER DINING Nobuyuki FUKUSHIMA
写真:Nobuyuki FUKUSHIMA
Obori Soma-yaki Kiln 'Toukichirougama' Manabu & Takashi KONDO
写真:Manabu & Takashi KONDO

Tour details

Date(s)
November 26 (Sat.)
Fee
Per person ¥17,800
*same rate applies for children/participants travelling to the venue directly with their own vehicle.
*same rate applies for children/participants travelling to the venue directly with their own vehicle.
What to wear/bring
・This tour takes place outdoors. In case of clear skies, please prepare a hat or cap to protect you from the sunlight.
・Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
・In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, please wear a mask.
Conditions of Participation
Participation open to everyone over elementary school-age, and able to participate on their own (no need for accompaniment by a care helper, or with permission from a doctor). Same price for adults and children.
Operating Company
Koriyama Kanko Kotsu K.K.
Tour Operator
Magonote Travel's own staff will accompany the tour.
Payment Method
Please refer to "How To Apply" for more information.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required for all tours, in case of accidents and emergencies. The insurance fee is included in the price. For this reason, we need to ask for your date of birth.
Cancellation Fee
The following cancellation fees will be charged for tours with lodging and tickets: 20 to 8 days in advance: 20%, 7 to 2 days in advance: 30%, the day before the tour: 40%, on the scheduled date before the tour starts: 50%, no-show without notice: 100%.
For one-day tours, the following fees will be charged retroactively from the day before the start of the tour: 10 to 8 days in advance: 20%, 7 to 2 days in advance: 30%, 1 day in advance: 40%, on the scheduled date before the tour starts: 50%, no-show without notice: 100%.
In case of bad weather
The tour will not be cancelled in case of bad weather. However, in case the tour has to be cancelled due to a natural disaster, you will be informed one day before the tour. In this case, you will receive a full refund.
Minimum number of participants
If there are fewer than 15 participants the tour will be cancelled. In such case we will inform you at least 4 days in advance.
Terms and Conditions of Travel
Please visit the ‘Terms and Conditions of Travel'-page.
Other points of caution
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask all guests to fill in a health-check form beforehand. We will send you the details after we have received your application. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

How to apply

  1. Applications for the tour

    Please submit information (including the tour you wish to join, tour date, your full name, address, date of birth, participant phone number), and apply via fax or online.Payment may be made by credit card from our website or by bank transfer.

    Apply via fax

    FAX
    024-945-1324

    Apply online

    Please click on the “Tour sign up” button at the bottom of the tour page.

  2. Delivery of guidebook

    A guidebook will be sent by email within few days.

  3. Payment confirmation

    Your booking will be confirmed when payment for the tour has been received. Please pay within 15 days of application.

  4. Final confirmation

    The tour conductor will email you on the day prior to the tour and provide information regarding taxi pick-up times.

  5. Tour day

    A taxi will go to your house or Koriyama Station. In addition, the conductor will provide you with a guidebook (guide leaflet for the day).

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